14 days in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast Itinerary

14 days in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast Itinerary

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14 days in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast Itinerary

Start: Montgomery
+4
bus + subway + Fly + taxi + bus:  12​h
1
San Miguel de Allende
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Guanajuato
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
3
Puebla
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Mexico City
— 6 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Montgomery

1
night
San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende ©
A relatively small town in central Mexico, relaxed San Miguel de Allede offers an ideal setting for visitors in search of a bit of history and a great deal of photogenic architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at El Charco del Ingenio, then appreciate the extensive heritage of El Jardin, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel.

Discover how to plan a San Miguel de Allende trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Montgomery, USA to San Miguel de Allende is an approximately 12-hour flight. When traveling from Montgomery in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Miguel de Allende, with highs around 74°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Guanajuato.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Museums Parks Shopping
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Fabrica La Aurora ©
Fabrica La Aurora
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel ©
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel
El Charco del Ingenio ©
El Charco del Ingenio

2
nights
Guanajuato

Guanajuato ©
Recognized as a World Heritage Site, Guanajuato spills over hilly terrain in central Mexico, luring visitors with its pleasant tree-shaded plazas and friendly sidewalk cafes.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato and then pause for some photo ops at Monumento al Pipila. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of University of Guanajuato, explore the galleries of Alhondiga de Granaditas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of Our Lady of Guanajuato, and finally don't miss a visit to Jardin de la Union.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Guanajuato journey site .

Drive from San Miguel de Allende to Guanajuato in an hour. In December, daytime highs in Guanajuato are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. You'll set off for Puebla on the 22nd (Sat).

Things to do in Guanajuato

Museums Historic Sites
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Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato ©
Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato
Alhondiga de Granaditas ©
Alhondiga de Granaditas
Monumento al Pipila ©
Monumento al Pipila

2
nights
Puebla

Puebla ©
Recognized as a World Heritage Site thanks to its photogenic colonial buildings, Puebla remains one of Mexico's top destinations for architecture enthusiasts.
On the 22nd (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Basilica de Puebla.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Puebla tour planner.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Guanajuato to Puebla in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in December, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puebla

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario) ©
Puebla Cathedra ©
Puebla Cathedra
Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo) ©
Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo)

6
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Explore Mexico City's surroundings by going to Cuernavaca (Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco, Robert Brady Museum, & more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at National Museum of Anthropology, explore the historical opulence of Chapultepec Castle, don't miss a visit to Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan, and steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Mexico City trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Puebla to Mexico City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In December, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cuernavaca, Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo